In this essay our purpose is to analyze the way Enrique Vila-Matas (Barcelona, 1948) inherited modernists’ fascination for cinema and how he revisits it in his books, mixing up his early enthusiasm as a fledgling director with a certain uneasiness toward the critical conviction that his generation was deeply influenced by a cinematic perspective. Vila-Matas’ will to develop new narrative instruments with the intent to distance himself from his contemporary colleagues in merging cinema and literature will finally bring him to adopt an original posture in matching together literary quotations and images, rearranging and improving the godardian method of combining together different semiotic languages.

Vila-Matas-sur-Mer o la dolce vita por las callejas del "cine-cita" / S. Cattaneo. - In: REVISTA DE LITERATURA. - ISSN 0034-849X. - 77:153(2015), pp. 183-208. [10.3989/revliteratura.2015.01.008]

Vila-Matas-sur-Mer o la dolce vita por las callejas del "cine-cita"

S. Cattaneo
2015

Abstract

In this essay our purpose is to analyze the way Enrique Vila-Matas (Barcelona, 1948) inherited modernists’ fascination for cinema and how he revisits it in his books, mixing up his early enthusiasm as a fledgling director with a certain uneasiness toward the critical conviction that his generation was deeply influenced by a cinematic perspective. Vila-Matas’ will to develop new narrative instruments with the intent to distance himself from his contemporary colleagues in merging cinema and literature will finally bring him to adopt an original posture in matching together literary quotations and images, rearranging and improving the godardian method of combining together different semiotic languages.
En el presente ensayo analizamos la forma en que Enrique Vila-Matas (Barcelona, 1948) recoge el legado modernista de la fascinación por el cine y lo reelabora, a lo largo de toda su trayectoria literaria, amalgamando su entusiasmo juvenil de director en ciernes con cierta suspicacia hacia la generalizante idea crítica de que la suya sea una generación surgida en la oscuridad de las salas cinematográficas. La voluntad de poner a punto instrumentos narrativos innovadores que le permitan tomar las distancias de otros escritores coetáneos a la hora de conjugar su afición por la gran pantalla y la literatura, lo espoleará a tantear caminos muy dispares que lo llevarán a una fusión cada vez más lograda entre cita fílmica y cita libresca, en una interacción activa entre palabras e imágenes que parece recuperar y remodelar el concepto de «cine-cita» godardiano.
Vila-Matas; cine; literatura; citas; literatura española contemporánea
Settore L-LIN/05 - Letteratura Spagnola
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